PVA, Lumer, Rosie Alena and more join Psyched Fest’s Facebook livestream this Saturday in support of Music Venue Trust’s #SaveOurVenues campaign!
Psyched Fest, a staple in the Portsmouth festival calendar that brings some of the best in new and upcoming music to the city, was meant to happen this Saturday (2nd May) but has been cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, they return with live music, interviews and DJ sets from various bands who were meant to be playing on the day from 5pm!
PVA, Lumer, Rosie Alena, Silverbacks, Lumer, Yowl, Nuha Ruby Ra as well as Portsmouth’s own Hallan and Megan Linford will be making appearances virtually on the evening and you’ll be able to stream the event via Portsmouth Psych’s Facebook page here.
The event will be in aid of Music Venue Trust’s #SaveOurVenues campaign which is raising money to save 556 UK grassroots music venues from closure due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Portsmouth’s own Wedgewood Rooms was one of the 556 venues under threat but has been saved thanks to donations from the public exceeding the £12,000 needed in less than 12 hours since the crowdfunder was started. All further donations go to saving other grassroots music venues across the country.
Without grassroots music venues, local music scenes would fall apart and this in turn would have a huge impact on the wider music industry.
Psyched Fest will also be raising funds to cover money lost on advertising, flyers and artwork so that they can continue to bring some of the best, mind-expanding bands back to Portsmouth next year. You can donate to them here.